Alexander Wang's, ready-to-wear Spring collection 2014 was one of the strongest he has ever shown.
Many of his pieces were inspired by "all things ’90s",
The first look
out, a short pleated kilt with a crop top!
After that, the 90′s bombardment didn’t stop: Jumpers, mary janes, slip
dresses, tops printed with the “Parental Advisory Explicit Content”
logo (which debuted in 1990), Claudia Schiffer hair, & an Aaliyah soundtrack.
In the first third of the show, some of the models were wearing
leather gloves with cut-outs spelling, “WANG.” As the show progressed, his name appeared repeatedly on laser cut leather tops, on the
waistband of dresses, and incorporated into prints. His logos were incorporated pretty skillfully!
The logos, in addition to being a nod to the commercial ’90s, could
also serve to separate Wang and his namesake label from the other house
he designs for–a little place called Balenciaga. The set, which was a geometric maze punctuated by
tubular sculptures, was reminiscent of his store, further adding to the
theory that he’s doing a little branding reinforcement.